B i o g r a p h y
Praised for her “passionate and breathtaking virtuosity”, Fanny Nemeth-Weiss started playing the cello at age 9 and made her solo debut with orchestra at age of 12 in Hungary.
Winner of numerous solo and chamber music competitions, Dr. Nemeth-Weiss studied in Hungary, Croatia, Austria and Switzerland where her teacher was Ivan Monighetti before moving to New York City earning her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Marta Casals Istomin, David Geber and Julia Lichten. She completed her Master of Music Degree and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in the studio of Michael Mermagen where she worked as his teaching assistant during her studies.
Fanny has been an active participant of prestigious festivals and masterclasses with full scholarships and fellowships such as the Perlman Music Program -founded by Itzak Perlman for young artists-, the PMP Chamber Music Program, the Aspen Music Festival and School, The Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California and The Kronberg Cello Academy and Festival, Germany. Ms. Nemeth-Weiss participated in masterclasses by Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, Bernard Greenhouse, Bonnie Hampton, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Natalia Shahovskaya, , Ron Leonard, Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Zvi Zeitlin, Jerome Lowenthal, Donald Weilerstein, Laurence Dutton, the Takacs Quartet, the American Strings Quartet just to name a few. Dr. Nemeth-Weiss made her Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall debut in 2008, and performed solo and chamber music recitals in France, Germany, and USA in 2009 and 2010.
Fanny has performed in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Mozarteum, Salzburg and has performed internationally in Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Trinidad and Tobago, France, Mexico and the USA .The highlights of recent seasons include recitals and chamber music performances at the Embassy of Hungary Washington DC, at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in New York, The Kosciuszko Foundation NYC and Washington D.C., concerto performances with the CUA Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the CUA Concerto Competition and with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra.
Dr Nemeth-Weiss is a dedicated educator, she was adjunct professor at the Trinity Washington University from 2015-'16 and worked as a teaching assistant of the String Department at the Catholic University of America. Fanny is an enthusiastic performer of contemporary music as well as researching rarely performed or forgotten pieces, her latest research project and scholarly paper was focused on Gaspar Cassado's Cello Concerto in A minor.